National Zoological Park Delhi

Facts About National Zoological Park, Delhi

  • Open : Summer: 09:00 – 07: 00 p.m. & Winters: 09: 30 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.

  • Closed : Every Friday throughout the year

  • Entrance Fees for Indians: Rs. 40 (Adults) and Rs. 20 (Children above 5 yrs.)

  • Entrance fees for Foreigners: Rs. 200 (Adults) Rs. 100 (Children above 5 yrs.)

  • Camera Charges: Digital Camera - 50 Rs per Day and Amateur - Rs. 200/- per day

  • Other Facilities : Wheel Chairs for physically challenged- Free of cost and Cloak room- Rs. 1/- per piece of luggage

  • Nearest Metro Station : Pragati Maidan Metro Station (2 kms) & Khan Market Metro Station

  • Nearby Attractions : Nila Gumbad, Purana Qila, Humayun’s Tomb, Sabz Burz, Nili Chhatri, India Gate, Ashokan Rock Edict, Nizam-ud-din's Shrine, Khairul Manzil Masjid

  • Travellers Advice : Do not try to feed the animals or birds; it is strictly prohibited as well not good for animals and birds health. One can hire battery operated open buses to go around the zoo. It’s good for small kids and elderly people as they cannot walk a lot.

History About National Zoological Park, Delhi

Also named as Chidiya Ghar or famous as Delhi Zoo. National Zoological Park is one of the most happening place for kids in New Delhi. Filled with thousands of beautiful birds, lush greenery and wild cats – it’s really one place to be in. A home to 22000 animals with 130 species of animals and birds, it can be seen either by foot or by battery – operated vehicle. Spread over 214 acres, it was established in the year 1959.

The Pathways

Basically there are two pathways, one which leads to the library and the other which houses rare species of animals and birds. The list includes Hippopotomus, White Tiger, Spider Monkey, Gir Lion, Hyena, Axis deer, Peafowl, Hog Dear, Banteng, Emu, Macauque, African Wild Buffalow and so on. There is also a section of where Snakes are kept. In this section one can see varied snakes including Python and Indian Cobra.

This is the best place to plan a family picnic. Every winters in the months of October – March one can see various migratory birds. Various Conservative breeding plans too are carried out for Royal Bengal tiger, Asiatic Lion, Red Jungle Fowl, Brown Antelered Deer, Swamp Deer and Red Jungle fowl.

In addition to these there are around 200 varieties of trees which are displayed with their uses.

The other section leads to a huge library where one can read about various flora and fauna. There is no entrance fee to it.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

  • Purana Quila

  • Humayun's Tomb

  • National Science Centre

  • National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum

  • How to Reach National Zoological Park

    The nearest metro station is Pragati Maiden metro station. You can also reach the park through local buses or hire a taxi.

    Best time to Visit National Zoological Park, Delhi

    Winters is the best time to visit the park. Summer is very hot in Delhi to explore and cover the long area of the park. And during summer you are not able to watch all the animals residing in the zoo. So, from the month of October to till March you can enjoy to explore the beauty of the zoo and enjoy the flora and fauna of the park.